Zia – Pueblo Bonito Inn Room #12
Bright and charming, this Santa Fe B&B upstairs corner room has a queen bed; oak floors; lots of sunlight; corner kiva fireplace; pedestal sink in bath; small table with chairs; large closet; cable TV, DSL internet access and phone.
“A Homey Retreat“:
Comfortable and cozy! We loved the in room kiva fireplace and quiet location. Wonderful people. Great restaurants and local sights nearby. Afternoon snack was a nice treat. Really good value for downtown Santa Fe. M Epstein- Arizona
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Background – Zia People
The Zia pueblo was settled around 1250 AD. During its heyday in the 16th and 17th centuries, it was one of the largest pueblos with over 6,000 Indians. At that time it had 8 plazas and was at the center of Indian trade routes. The Zia lived 2 and 3 story adobe homes that surrounded the plaza. The central location of the Zia pueblo caused them alot of problems. Navajo and Apache raiders were a constant threat. The Spanish first came in 1541 and interferred with the spiritual ways of the Zia. The Zia joined the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, but the Spanish came back 8 year later to destroy much of the Zia community. The Zia were successful dry land farmers and could sustain a large populations. They grew corn, beans, squash and melons. The Spanish introduced livestock and today the economy here depends more on ranching than farming. The Zia is known as the home of the sun symbol that New Mexico uses on its state flag. This symbol has long been used as a trademark on the Zia pottery. The people here speak Keresan.
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